|Fine Arts and Communication Division|
|PHOT 8H||HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA||Summer 2009|
|4 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.||4 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 4||Lab Hours: 2||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE|
|GE Status: Humanities|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 07/01/2007|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||PHOT 8|
|1. Description -|
|Examination of photography's role in shaping ideas about race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America. Critical analysis of images from a wide range of genres including: commercial photography, portraiture, social documentary, photojournalism, ethnographic and scientific photography, erotica, and fine-art photography are discussed within their historical and social context.|
The honors course offers an enriched and challenging experience for the more talented student, including deeper content, more rigorous grading, and more demanding and creative assignments requiring application of higher-level thinking, writing, and communication skills.
|Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHOT 8.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
|?Ø Twelve weekly discussion topic comments based on answers to questions or photographic image analyses designed to show student mastery of lessons and text. |
?Ø Twelve quizzes on each of the topic areas (e.g., Analyzing Photographs, Anthropology and Colonialism, Exhibiting the Savage, The Camera and the Immigrant, Looking Like the Enemy, The Consumption of Lynching Images, etc).
?Ø 1000-word essays or photographic projects for each of the three parts of the course.
The honors course requires additional in-class portfolio consisting of lecture-notes, individual responses to discussion prompts, and personal reflections; expository essays requiring research, integration, and synthesis; and choice of creative project reflective of course content such as creation of photographs, web-page design, or class presentation.
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|Fusco, Coco and Wallis, Brian, (Editors). Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. New York, New York: Harry N Abrams, 2003. |
Dyer, Richard. The Matter of Images: Essays on Representation, 2nd ed.. New York, New York: Routledge, 2002.
|8. Disciplines -|
|9. Method of Instruction - No content|
|10. Lab Content -|
|Lab hours consist of one or more of the following options: |
?Ø Students will view and then analyze photographic representations of race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America.
?Ø Students will watch and then analyze selected films that deal with race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America.
?Ø Students participate in online discussions based on questions posed in weekly lessons. This participation consists of students posting answers to written questions provided by the instructor and/or posting responses to other student comments in an online discussion forum.
?Ø Students will attend exhibitions (both independently and as a class). Students will then write descriptive/analytical/experiential summaries based on their exhibit attendance.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content|
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This class is an restricted support course for the AA degree and the Certificate of Achievement in Photography. It fulfills the Foothill College GE requirement for Area I, Humanities, the CSU Area C and D and the IGETC Area 3 and 4. |
|Last updated:||2012-08-29 17:01:43|